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bug#24597: 25.1; Fonts used by default in Info


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#24597: 25.1; Fonts used by default in Info
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:29:25 +0300

> Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2016 09:35:53 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> > > Why use, by default, two **slightly** different looking fonts?  They are
> > > not different enough to make ‘...’ very noticeable.  Nor are they the
> > > same.  What's the point of this choice?
> > 
> > The point is exactly to have a different face for symbols.
> 
> I don't disagree with that point.
> 
> What's the point of using family Courier for one and Courier New for
> the other?  That's the question.  Doesn't seem like a great choice.

I believe we don't specify Courier, it's just what Emacs picks up on a
typical Windows machine when we ask for a "Monospace Serif" font.  See
the definition of the Info-quoted face in info.el.





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